Legend has it that the father of South African surfing- John Whitmore, discovered the waves at Jeffrey's Bay in the late 1950s as he drove up the famous "Garden Route" between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
Surfing in South Africa
Bordered by some of the largest oceans- the Atlantic and Indian.- South Africa has consistent surf breaks all year round. The coast from Port Elizabeth down to Durban, known as the “Garden Route”, is blessed with some amazing world class waves and a lot of the coastline is relatively untouched.
We’ve outlined Jeffery’s Bay for obvious reasons- nothing needs to be said about this long perfect right hand point break. Its considered one of the greatest waves on the planet and one of those waves that every surfer needs to paddle into during their life.
You’ve either got the option of staying at the J-Bay lodge and exploring the near-by breaks, or spending a few days here then hiring a rental van and travelling the infamous “Garden Route” and surfing your way down the coast to Durban. From New Zealand, flights are via either Asia or Australia to Port Elisabeth.
Apart from the world class surf breaks, South Africa also offers a huge range of unique activities and attractions including; World famous game reserves featuring the “African Big 5” , Dolphin & Whale watching, Shark diving, Bird watching, Deep sea fishing, Horse riding, Quad biking, Kite boarding, Sand boarding, worlds highest bungy Jump, Diving/snorkelling and more…